File:Portrait of John Luther Long.jpg|thumb|John Luther Long.
'''John Luther Long''' (January 1, 1861 – October 31, 1927) was an United States|Americanlawyer and writer best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly (short story)|Madame Butterfly", which was based on the recollections of his sister, Jennie Correll, who had been to Japan with her husband—a Methodistmissionary.Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin (1993).
LibriVox recording of Madame Butterfly, by John Luther Long. Read by Availle. Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for. This short story by John Luther Long has inspired Giacomo Puccini to write the opera of the same... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, Asia, Japan, fiction, literature, romance Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text